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Camp Pendleton fire contained to 250 acres

 

Last updated 6/27/2013 at Noon



CAMP PENDLETON - A brush fire broke out this afternoon in a training area at the northern end of Camp Pendleton and quickly blackened about 250 acres.

The fire began in the San Mateo area about 2:30 p.m. and was likely sparked by a training exercise, although the official cause had yet to be determined, Camp Pendleton Deputy Fire Chief Robert Johnson said.

Firefighters from the North County military installation and the Orange County Fire Authority had the blaze about 10 percent contained as of 5:30 p.m., Johnson said.

No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened, he said,...



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